Environment

Wave Treader Hydro Power

Wave Treader Hydro Power

Green Ocean Energy, Ltd. of Aberdeen, Scotland has developed a hydro power attachment to offshore wind turbines. The Wave Treader is a set of two floats that connect to the base of a wind turbine. As the floats are raised ...

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Harder than Diamond

Harder than Diamond

Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have calculated that compressed lonsdaleite (also called a hexagonal diamond) is 58% harder than a diamond. Traditionally, lonsdaleite has been rated between 7 and 8 on the ...

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The Wave That Changed Science

The Wave That Changed Science

Over the centuries many sailors described seeing huge ocean waves, monsters of the seas that towered to heights of 30 meters and more. Those Rogue Waves, as they were called, appeared suddenly and rammed into the unfortunate vessel. Scientists tended ...

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Microsensors to Measure Pollutants on Site

Microsensors to Measure Pollutants on Site

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have recently developed a miniature sensor that can measure air and water pollution levels. The sensor utilizes polymer membranes deposited on a tiny silicon disk to measure various pollutants present the air and ...

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Biosphere 2 to Live On

Biosphere 2 to Live On

The University of Arizona recently announced that it will be taking on the operation of the Biosphere 2 Project, which was on the verge of being shut down after it ran out of money. This announcement is now giving hope ...

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Hurricane Machine will Help Save Lives

Hurricane Machine will Help Save Lives

Just as another hurricane season is beginning, researchers from the University of Florida unveiled the world’s largest portable hurricane wind and rain simulator. Unlike meteorologists who usually use computer simulators, the University of Florida engineers developed an actual industrial scale ...

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